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The Instagram Chihuahua That Captured the Hearts of Thousands Now Has a Book

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It was love at first site when Japan resident Cao picked out Dada from a litter of pups.

“She was really tiny, and I was speechless at her cuteness,” he says.

Deciding to capture her adorable features and share her cute antics with the world, Dada set up a Instagram account 3 years ago, when his long-haired Chihuahua was hitting her stride at the age of six.

Capturing her every move — from her stylish looks to her quirky expressions and her everyday shenanigans — Dada has definitely captured the attention of people all around the world. To date, the Instagram account Dog_Dada has more than 165,000 followers, a number most of us will never hit. She has also been featured on TODAY, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour, among others.

Related: Instagram Sensation ‘The Dogist’ on His New Book, Life and Living His Dream

“I’m so happy to receive comments and likes from my followers on Instagram and Facebook — that’s why I love to post my dog’s pictures,” says Cao.

Now the pint-size celebrity pup is taking her social-media fame one step further and has released a book, A Little Happiness. Besides featuring in-print photos from her Instagram account, the book also has 100 additional pics along with stories and captions in both English and Japanese. The book will set you back $13, which is a steal. And for every book purchased, part of the proceeds will be donated to animal welfare groups.

Related: The Story Behind One of ‘Dogs of Instagram’s’ Most Popular Picture

Here is a sneak peek at some of the pictures:

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By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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